President orders Bribery Commission to probe claims in Pandora Papers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the Bribery Commission to investigate the allegations in the Pandora Papers.

Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the President instructed the Bribery Commission today to submit a report in a month.

The Media Minister said that the matter was also discussed at the Cabinet meeting yesterday.

Meanwhile, Cabinet co-spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said that the timeline when the alleged financial transactions took place will also be looked into.

In the Pandora Papers, confidential documents, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, revealed that as the country was ravaged by a bloody, decades-long civil war, Nirupama Rajapaksa and her husband Thirukumar Nadesan set up anonymous offshore trusts and shell companies to acquire artwork and luxury apartments and to store cash, securities and other assets in secret.

Pandora Papers revealed that the couple was able to amass and hide their fortune in secrecy jurisdictions with the assistance of financial services providers, lawyers and other whitecollar professionals who asked few questions about the source of their wealth – even after Nadesan became a target of a well-publicised corruption investigation by Sri Lankan authorities. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Geez !!!!!!!!!!!! Another Commission !!!!!!!!!! All this pretext does is cost the tax payers more money.

    There are many people in positions well aware of the nefarious dealings of our low-life scum bag politicians. The activities of Wimal Weerawansa and Bandulla Gunawardena are an “open secret”. Let’s hope someone with a patriotic conscience will leak the evidence to end the careers of these two low life’s.

    Having said that; Mahinda Rajapaksa will then appoint one of them to head the Bribery Commission and the other to head the Central Bank.

    If the President wants to salvage his reputation, he has to act decisively to divest himself of the corrosive influence of the scum around him. The public wanted him to be his own man. Unfortunately, he has proved to be a child who needs to be ‘led by the hand.’

  2. First and foremost, President Gotapaya Rajapaksa must reveal Rohitha Rajapaksa’s financial success. Rohitha bragged about his financial success on social media, but the leaders and media are not telling us how he became financially successful. Did he make his money by being an entrepreneur, employee, or farmer?

  3. You think that life is all about breeding like rabbits and selling your motherland, so our children can brag about their financial success.

    I am glad I have a different perspective about life.

  4. You think that life is all about breeding like rabbits and selling your motherland, so your children can brag about their financial success.

    I am glad I have a different perspective about life.

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